Mark McCauley, Resource Conservationist
The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), The Nature Conservancy and partners throughout the state have worked with the USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) to establish an initiative in the West Fork Upper White River watershed counties to increase cover crop usage in Indiana. Our focus for this program is to target first time cover crop users in an effort to expand awareness and the adoption of cover crops as a tool to improve farm resiliency.
This program is providing a $5/acre crop insurance premium discount for farmers who employ a cover crop on insured acres in the Upper White River watershed. We will be promoting year round to raise awareness and give farmers time to plan for a cover crop in the Fall. More detailed info on how to apply and FAQs can be found at the button below.
8/30/2022 01:32:39 pm
I agreed when you stated that cover crop can be utilized to boost farm resiliency. My friend wants to protect his farm from harsh weather. He is even looking at the best farm insurance to meet his needs.
It's interesting to know that there are programs that can cover around $5 per acre in the farm insurance policy which is a premium discount to the farmers. I can imagine how this can help the financial status of the owners and the workers if they can be eligible for this coverage. They can definitely have more left for them to use for their needs while they can be assured for the protection of their property.
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